Daily Archive: May 2, 2012


Young Black tennis player has high hopes

by Maryam Abdul-Quaiyy “I’d like to go pro, but my main focus is on school so I can have something to fall back on,” said Joshua Gray, a 16 year old African-American junior at Montour High School. Gray is not only one of the top ranked tennis players in the state, but he is also aware that pursuing a higher education is crucial to his future success. “I’d like to go to college for tennis management or marine and environmental science.” TOP SINGLES PLAYER—Josh Gray of Montour eyes up the ball as he gets set to hit a backhand shot in a match against Baldwin, Gray, a junior is the #1 singles player for Montour. (Courier Photo/William McBride) In the African-American community, it is common knowledge that tennis is not a prevalent sport among young males; especially in comparison to mega sports such as basketball and football. However, Gray’s interest in tennis was piqued at a very young age.


Church Circuit

Women’s Brunch MAY 5—Monumental Baptist Church, 2240 Wylie Ave., Hill District, will host a Women’s Morning Glory Brunch at 11 a.m. The theme is “Pursuing Your Purpose in the Kingdom” and the topic will be “God Covers Me.” Panelists for the event will be Rev. Nikki Porter-Smith, Trustee Kim Williams, Brea Ellison and Carol White. Carol Streater will be mistress of ceremonies. This is open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-3384.


Wayman AME Chapel celebrates 175th anniversary

Wayman Chapel AME Church of New Brighton celebrated 175 years of service to the community of New Brighton, Pa. The church was founded in 1837 by Rev. Cornelius Asbury. A grand celebration was held at the Fez in Hopewell Township. Family and friends were greeted by elegantly dressed hostesses upon arrival to an evening of fellowship and honor. They were directed to the history, silent auction and cookie tables after signing the guest book. REV. DR. ERIC L. BROWN and THE RIGHT REV. CORNAL GARNETT HENNING